With Death Of Malaysia's Last Male Sumatran Rhino, Another Species Is Almost Extinct

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Published on May 28, 2019 - Duration: 00:32s

With Death Of Malaysia's Last Male Sumatran Rhino, Another Species Is Almost Extinct

Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhino died Monday, marking a grim milestone for a species fast hurtling toward extinction.

Tam, who’d been living in Tabin Wildlife Reserve in the state of Sabah since 2008, had been suffering from kidney and liver disease, Malaysia’s The Star newspaper reported.

He’s believed to have died of old age, however.

Tam was in his 30s, his caretakers said — considered old for a species with a lifespan of about 35-40 years.


With Death Of Malaysia's Last Male Sumatran Rhino, Another Species Is Almost Extinct

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